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Worth noting

• Roenicke seems happy with the balance in his lineup this season, something some of his past teams lacked. Friday's lineup included three left-handed hitters (Logan Schafer, Scooter Gennett and Lyle Overbay) and one switch-hitter (Elian Herrera).

"The other day, we wrote out a lineup that for the first [time] ever since I've been here, was left-right, left-right all the way through the lineup," Roenicke said. "So it's nice when you kind of spread them out some."

• Friday's game is the start of a season-long 10-game road trip that also includes stops in Atlanta for four games and Miami for three. Entering play Friday, the Brewers are a National League-best 12-5 on the road. Milwaukee didn't earn its 12th road win last season until June 15.

• Heading into Friday's game, Milwaukee starters have made a Major League-high 31 quality starts. The Brewers have gone consecutive games without a quality start just once, on April 4-5.

• Closer Francisco Rodriguez needs just one save to tie Jose Mesa for 15th place on the all-time MLB saves list.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for
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